Azimuth

The Azimuth multichannel videoserver range is designed for the recording, storage and playout of audio and video material. The servers can be outfitted with up to 16 input/output channels, with SDI or ST-2110 IP transport. They allow simultaneous operation in SD, HD and UHD up to 50p and support SCTE-104 marker processing both on the central broadcasting facility’s output and on the regional station’s input.

Два видеосервера Azimuth

Benefits

The Azimuth range of multichannel videoservers satisfies the most demanding requirements of video production and TV broadcasting, integrating all the newest formats and protocols from SD to UHD and from SDI to IP in a single multi-optional solution. Azimuth videoservers guarantee an unprecedented level of scalability and flexibility and provide up to 4 UHDp50 or up to 16 FHD channels per chassis, making them one of the highest-performing solutions on the market. 

A variety of formats

Azimuth videoservers offer the simultaneous support of various video formats, including UHD, HD and SD, with up- and down- scaling available on every I/O port. 

Channel allocation flexibility 

The ability to quickly reconfigure the server channels for tasks such as recording, playout, alpha-channel generation allows for hundreds of proven configurations for any type of workflow. 

Hybrid connectivity 

The videoservers offer hybrid SDI/IP connectivity to external devices and allow full file and stream interoperability due to comprehensive protocol and standard support. 

Wide range of file formats and codecs

Azimuth videoservers support file operations with varied containers and codecs, allowing for seamless compatibility with all popular NLEs. 

Production 

The Azimuth videoserver range allow simultaneous video ingest to internal storage and network locations, allowing for QC analysys, proxy creation, NLE access and playout while recording. 

Playout 

Azimuth videoservers provide automated rundown playout with graphics, sound normalization, studio equipment control and teletext/subtitle insertion. 

Features

General 

  • On-the-fly channel repurposing for recording, playout, pass-through, fill+key pairs, internal input routing; 
  •  Up to 16 sound channels per video channel; 
  • UHD to HD or SD, HD to UHD or SD, SD to HD scaling for every input and output channel; 
  • IP streaming for input and output channel monitoring; 
  • Status and operations logging and reports 

Recording 

  • Multichannel synchronous and asynchronous recording 
  • LTC, VITC, NTP, PTP, System Time timecode support 
  • Bi-Level, Tri-Level, SDI synchronization; 
  • Scheduled and manual recording with no operator control required 
  • VTR ingest by timecode with RS-422 control 
  • Endless loop file recording and playout out for TimeDelay 
  • VBI (vertical blanking interval) capture in TimeDelay 
  • Simultaneous recording to internal storage, a removable device and a network location in different container/codec/format combinations 
  • Preview and edit while recording 
  • A mode for recording into fixed-length chunks 
  • SDI and AES input signal analysis 
  • Automatic quality control on video (black, freeze) and audio (silence, levels) inputs 
  • Control tag detection on SDI inputs: SCTE-104 in video, DTMF in audio, X31 in data range 
  • Subtitle detection and decoding 

Playout 

  • Multichannel automated broadcasting 
  • Autonomous playlist execution with no control software modules connected 
  • Possibility of forced control module connection and disconnection for playlist progress monitoring and modifications 
  • Back-to-back playout of files of different formats, codecs and standards in a single playout 
  • Endless and clip modes for TimeDelay loop file playout 
  • VBI playout for TimeDelay 
  • External 3rd party router control 
  • Internal input switching 
  • RS-422 VTR control for timecode-based playout 
  • GPI signal output 
  • SCTE-104 tag generation in SDI output video range 
  • Playout of files still in the process of recording, import or copying to videoserver storage 
  • Multichannel playout with manual control 
  • Variable speed (-200 to +200) playout  
  • Jog/Shuttle preview and playout control on outputs 
  • LUFS audio level normalization on output channels 
  • Simulcast of same clip on multiple channels in various combinations of formats (UHD-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, UHD-IP, HD-IP, SD-IP) 
  • Video and audio test signal generation 

On-air graphics 

  • A graphics overlay buffer for each playout channel 
  • Pass-through graphics overlay and Fill+Key signal generation for dedicated graphics channels 
  • Simultaneous rendering of up to 30 graphical objects on 5 keyers per output channel 
  • Real-time scene rendering 
  • Multiple software modules can control each keyer 
  • Input and playout video signal can be repurposed in the output graphical composition 

Specifications

Channels 

Video 
SD: 720х576, 50i/25p, 4:3 и 16:9; 
HD: 1280×720, 50p; 
FHD: 1920х1080, 50i/25p/50p; 
UHD: 3840х2160,25p/50p; 

Audio 
SDI embedded, up to 8 pairs for each video channel 
AES unbalanced, 8 input and 8 output pairs assigned to multiple video channels (optional) 
16/24 bit 48kHz 
Interfaces 

IP 
10Gb or 25Gb Ethernet SFP+ ST-2110 (-10, -20, -21, -30, -31, -40) 
SDI 
Video: 12G/ 3G/ 1.5G, HD-BNC mini or BNC 
Audio: SDI Embedded, AES unbalanced  
IP Preview 
IP-UDP/RTP for each port, h.264 +AAC 
GPI/Tally 
4/2 or 8/8 Inputs/Outputs (optional) 
Files: codecs and formats 

Video
 DV25/ 50/ 100, 
MPEG2 I-Frame/ IBP 
AVC-Intra, AVC-Intra 4K, AVC-LongG, AVC/h.264, AVCHD 
Sony XDCAM HD/ HD422/ EX, IMX, XAVC, XAVC 4K, XAVC 4K Long 
Apple ProRes 422/ LT/ HQ 
Avid DNxHD 
Audio 
Uncompressed PCM, AAC, AC3 
Proxy
 h.264 + AAC
Containers 
AVI, MXF, MOV, MP4, TD, WAV, TPJ 
Storage

Internal or external media storage 
Hot-swapp drive replacement in internal array 
Network access  

IPMI 1GbE (RJ45) control port  
LAN port redundancy 
1GbE, 2xRJ45 (standard) 
10GbE, 2xRJ45 (optional) 10/25GbE, 2xSFP+ (optional) 
Operating system

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Windows Server 2019 SE